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is perceived as much more serious and varied than it was in the early 1970's. the principal issues in the 1970's weren't even drinking water hazards, but air pollution and rivers that caught on fire because of oil slicks. and if you look at the variety now of environmental threats worldwide, it should generate far, far more demonstration. these demonstrations are occurring in some third-world countries, such as india, for example, and bolivia but not getting much notice. the second outcry is institution building. it did matter that there are old and new environmental groups regardless of how they're named from wildlife to audobon to the newest one, public sit sen -- citizen, green peace, sierra club, of course, those were the watchdogs and had millions of members out there and they are the people who went up to capitol hill and filed groundbreaking lawsuits. we need more of those. the two most recent technologies have no ethical or legal framework on them at the present time. pretty stunning. usually, when there is a new technology, there is a semblance of some kind of regulation. and now we h
called the s.a.a. re-authorization, this legislation would re-authorize programs that are critical important to our national security. in 2008, f.a.a. has enjoyed a history of strong bipartisan support. now president obama and his administration have made it clear that a clean, long-term extension of f.a.a. is their number one intelligence priority. that's exactly what h.r. 5949 does. recognizing our nation's security cannot and should not wait until an emergency or the 11th hour or rush to re-authorization. the select intelligence and judiciary committees have had hearings on f.a.a.'s re-authorization. they have marked up the bill. they sent it to us months ahead of the expiration deadline. i congratulate both of these committees on their timely and dedicated work for the sake of our own safety. it is with the tools they provide to our intelligence community that we are able to monitor our nation's enemies overseas. without this support the ability to track those nids who aren't american citizens and want to do harm to this country to the state as it was on september 11 of 2001. i
that myself and include extraneous material on s. 710. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. murphy: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. murphy: senate 710 will sharply reduce paperwork, regulatory requirements and at the same time it makes crucial information more accessible for states, first responders and the public. when people create hazardous waste we require them to carefully track the movement and disposition. that way we know when a drum full of some hazardous waste is removed from the factory, the same amount winds up where it belongs, at a proper disposal facility and none of it is tossed into a sewer or vacant lot. but for years guaranteeing this actually happened means keeping up with the reporting requirement. multiple copies of paper forms and mailing them out to the e.p.a., state officials as well as keeping a copy of each place of bib. the inefficiency of this system in today's electronic business-to-business world certainly stands out to anyone. in fact, we learned of a case when first responders arri
of america's national security organizations since the 1940's, at the beginning of the cold war. it's not coincidental since after 9/11 we understood we were facing a very different threat to our national security and with an intensity that we hadn't experienced through most of american history, a very real threat to our homeland security. as i look back, i really want to again thank you, your predecessors in each of these roles, f.b.i., bob mueller, has pretty much been there the whole time, and the thousands of federal employees who work under you, because i think without question, because of all that the three organizations represented here before us have done, the american people have been much safer here at home than we otherwise would have been. we the american people, would have been if you had not existed. with a lot of gratitude, i thank you for that remarkable transformation. we made a lot of progress. we have kept the enemy away for most of the last 11 years. the most significant -- put it a different way, the most lethal threats or attacks on our homeland have been carri
. a couple people in particular who have done races around the world. i didn't realize, these guys in the u.s., they do races all over the world. in armenia, africa, israel. they do these races and see which ads work and which process has worked best and we have ideas of what we do over the course of the campaign. i tell it to you but i have a future. [laughter] hopefully we'll be successful. one of the aspects that worked well for obama four years ago is he promised to bring us more honest government. i've been around politics. [inaudible] the government in washington right now is permeated by cronyism, outright corruption and regulatory agencies, protecting the people they are supposed to be regulating. doesn't matter if you're in the tea party or occupy wall street, people see the government is working for the powerful interests and people who are well connected politically and not connected to the regular person. we have this great opportunity. [inaudible] one way to compromise is when government is no longer seen as this -- where our tax dollars are not being put to work for us but for t
. and that which is the greatest tool, according to the d.n.i. currently and previous d.n.i.'s. that tool which got strong bipartisan support was, indeed, an important thing for us to do here. we had three free trade agreements that we finally approved. they have been waiting around for a number of years. the consensus is they create jobs in this economy and give us a fair playing field in which our workers can compete. we had a transportation bill that we passed. we dealt with student loans, the interests paid on student loans and i would say for two years in a row, we have, in fact, spent less on discretionary spending than we did the preceding year. that's the first time we have done that in a generation. there are other things i could talk about. it is a shame that the other body has not acted on nearly the 30 bills that we sent over there that deal with jobs. and my bill, h.r. 4, which repealed that section of the president's health care bill that placed a paperwork burden on small business and that was the number one priority of the small business community in the country. i wish we would do
was workforce issues. the rest of it is nothing but optimism. >> smart phone apps and the u.s. economy. tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. now mexican president felipe calderon on obama's policy to avoid deportation. he also talked about drug- trafficking and the sale of weapons across the border. this is about an hour and 10 minutes. >> welcome to this council on foreign relations meeting. we are so very honored to have the president of mexico, felipe calderon. and before we get started, let me say that this meeting is on the record and is being telecommunicated to new york by video conference. we thank you. turn off all wireless devices, phones, blackberries -- not to vibrate, but really off. and as is customary, preserve the map -- observe the maximum time for our conversation -- to preserve the maximum time for our conversation with the president, our introduction will be diplomatically short. you have his resume and you were given the papers as you entered the hall. let me simply say that president calderon, the youngest of five boys, earned a bachelor's degree of law, a master's deg
of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 170 and the nays are mented mouse is -- the motion is not adopted. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the gentleman from maryland. mr. van hollen: i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. this will be a five-minute vote. a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 223 and the nays are 196. the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant t
, in august, laid out his vision, energy 2020, energy independence for the u.s., relies largely on increasing u.s. production. host: jim snyder, energy reporter on bloomberg news. thanks so much for being with us. we will go to the house floor in just a moment, but when news and programming note, president obama will make a statement at about 10:35 this morning, joined by secretary clinton in the rose garden, commenting. we will be watching that, and we will find out more where that we -- you can find out more on c- span.org. let's go to the house now. but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, madam speaker. the meeting with hundreds of constituents and dozens of small businesses this summer, one theme emerges repeatedly -- the price that american families and small business continue to pay for the near collapse of our economy. earlier this year, new examples emerged of manipulation that was harmful. in some cases potentially illegal by wall street, new york, and flee
that when we started using macs and p.c.'s, it was a war on typewriters, in the same sense that the horseless carolina was a war on horses. in the same sense that refrigerators were a war on salted meats. in the same sense that a telegraph was a war on carrier byons. these aren't wars, it's innovation. it's natural gas versus coal. all we're saying as democrats is, let the free market work. you're here saying, no, protectionism. protectionism against the natural gas industry winning this battle in the marketplace. by the way, natural gas is also winning the battle in the marketplace against home heating oil. tens of thousands of people are shifting over from home heating oil to natural gas. why? it's cheaper. same thing is true in the production of petrochemicals and forget riders. industries are moving away from oil as the component part of moving over to natural gas. why is that? it is cheaper. across the board. do you understand this, republicans? it's arithmetic. it's simple. it's easy to understand. it's not the policies of the obama administration. if you want to blam
at a minimum we should protect our u.s. government-to-government treaty rights in any land exchange. mr. chair, i yield back. the chair: the gentlelady yields back. who claims time in opposition? the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: i rise in opposition to the amendment. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. chairman. i respect the gentlelady's concern for native americans. as a matter of fact, i will simply say that's one of the reasons when i became chairman of the natural resources committee that we had a subcommittee dealing with their issues because i think they were being neglected in the past. so i share that concern. but this amendment honestly is really not necessary. and i have to say this, mr. chairman, at this very last minute as we're debating this on the nor it has raised an issue that has not previously been risen. let me just go back, the history of this legislation. this issue was not raised at any point during the subcommittee hearing or the
appropriately, appropriately places a statue of frederick douglass into emancipation hall in the u.s. congress. frederick douglass is a pick of toll figure in american history. he an unyielding dedication to equal rights, the abolition of slavery and the advancement of women's suffrage. in addition to a gripping personal saga, detailing his flight from slavery to freedom, frederick douglass inspired a nation through both his compelling anti-slavery writings and his rhetoric. published in 1845, his eloquent autobiography, undercut pro-slavery arguments. he challenged enslavement answered inspired individuals seeking their freedom. after the civil war he served a number of government positions and became the first african-american to receive a vote for nomination as president of the united states at the 1888 republican national convention. yes, i would repeat that, the republican national convention, he was a proud republican. . september 22 marks the 150th anniversary of president abraham lincoln signing the preliminary proclamation that paved the way for the emancipation proclamation to be sig
and entrepreneurship in developing nations. in exchange for removing those barriers and opening their markets to u.s. investment and trade, developing markets will receive u.s. assistance packages, focus on developing liberty, the rule of law and property rights. >> we believe freedom and self- determination are not unique to one culture. these are not simply american values or western values. they are universal values. even as there will be huge challenges to come with the transition to democracy, i am convinced that ultimately, government of the people, by the people, and for the people is more likely to bring about the stability, prosperity, and individual opportunity that serve as a basis for peace in our world. >> wednesday, october 3, mitt romney and president obama meet in the first presidential debate, moderated by jim lehrer of "the newshour." what can engage with c-span, including our live previous at 7:00 p.m. eastern, the debate at 9:00, and after the debate, your reaction. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> defense secretary leon panetta today said it
seriously about new u.s.-burma bilateral relations. burma had certainly started out on the process of democratization. but how far will it go? how sustainable is it? how genuine is it? those are the questions. i think these questions have not yet been answered in their entirety. how genuine is the process. how sustainable it is. it will depend on all of us. first of all it will depend on the people of burma. the people of burma as represented by those in the legislature would have a lot to do with it. we must also remember that the reform process was initiated by the president. i believe that he is keen on democratic reforms, but how the executive goes about implementing those reforms is what we have to watch. and when we think of democracy, we have to think of the three props of democracy. the three arms of democracy. executive, legislature, and the judiciary. we cannot judge how genuine or how sustainable the democratization of burma is simply by looking at the executive. neither can we do it by looking simply at the legislature. nor by looking at the judiciary. if you are to loo
. this was the old u.s. chancery during the wars. one day, during the two days of meetings, i walked to the ambassador's conference room and in that room are a series of photographs going back to the u.s. to -- ambassador. the photographs were put out but not necessarily the names. i tried to look at the gallery of faces and trying to make sense of who i could identify and who could not. bob came up behind me and put his finger on ryan crocker's forehead saying forget about the rest, this is the only star. i thought the bob being bob. i discovered very quickly that ryan had a long and illustrious career and was the premier specialist in the middle east. if you looked at who he served, it is like a who's who. kuwait, syria, pakistan, iraq -- i met him in person finally before he was going to pakistan. we spent half a day with him. everything that happened, everything composite to his description -- ryan finished in the last years of the bush administration, presided over a transition that was complex and difficult and retired with the highest title of career ambassador. he came back
, "how u.s. taxpayers bank roll the taliban." the author of this book is coming to washington next wednesday and we will hold a news conference at 10:00. the reason for this is to continue to remind congress the american people are for -- excuse me -- has been speaking out about pulling our troops out of afghanistan. sooner rather than later. and i hope that this news conference with mr. wissing will continue to beat the drum of bringing our troops home in 2013, not 2014. that's the president's plan. that's the plan that most in leadership agree to, but not the end of 2014. how many more men and women have to give their life, their limbs, their arms for a failed policy. in this book "funding the enemy" and also at the news conference we will have the former inspector general of afghanistan, who is a marine general, general fields, will join douglas wissing and a group of republicans and democrats to talk about the failed policy of how many times we send millions and millions and millions of dollars to afghanistan and it never gets to the villages it's supposed to help, how many tim
, that was a constitutional amendment in the early 1900's and we have had an income tax since then. host: joe barton from texas, thank you for being with us. guest: always my pleasure. make sure that the callers are registered to vote in vote regardless of their political affiliation. democracy works when the people work. and the of a privilege in a dimar arces for the people to exercise their constitutional right to vote. host: thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] caller: business is scheduled to get under way in the house in just a moment. the senate also scandal to be in session today in what is likely to be the last day before congress returns after the november 6 election. a reminder, this week and on c- span2, live coverage of the national book festival. at the mall here in washington. you can check out the complete schedule online at booktv.org. and c-span.org. enjoy the rest of your friday. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let u
and successfully prevented the plane from hitting the white house or the u.s. capitol. none of us will ever forget that day. none of us will ever forget where we were the moment we heard that a plane had hit the first world trade tower, and none of us will forget seeing the second hit. america was shaken but not broken. in those dark hours ahead, americans came together and responded with one voice. so today we remember and reflect upon a day that brought us all together as americans, a day that was our generation's pearl harbor. a day that made all of us stop and ask ourselves what's important in our own lives. while many of our nation's leaders do not agree on how best to run our country, we are all in agreement with pausing to honor and remember those who gave their lives in this senseless attack. where there's freedom there's strength. terrorism will never triumph. september 11, 2001, reminded all of us that -- of that and this is the day that we will never forget. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlelady from tex
playing games with people 's opportunity to exercise that hard won privileged upon which our democratic tradition rests. i will be championing the oregon solution of vote by mail to make the process simpleler, reliable and more importantly fairer while saving money in the process. i hope these blatant attempts of discrimination backfire so that the next congress and the administration is positioned to do something about it. a country that prides itself as the oldest democracy deserves for the democratic process to work. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from south dakota, ms. noem, for five minutes. ms. noem: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, this is the second to the last day that we will be here and be in session before we head home to our districts and we still do not have a farm bill that gives certainty to our producers and ranchers across the country. in a little over a week the 2008 farm bill will expire. while many of these programs will continue in the future for months ahead, we have an opportunity to actually save mone
prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 257. the nays are 158. 2/3 of those not responding in the affirmative, the rules are not suspended and the bill is not passed. the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from washington, mr. hastings, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5987, as amended, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5987, a bill to establish the manhattan project national historic park in oak ridge, tennessee, lows alamos, new mexico, and hamford, washington, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited b
in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the u.s. house of representatives, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate on september 21, 2012 at 4:21 p.m. appointments, public safety officer medal of valor review board, signed, sincerely, karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: sundry communications. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. sir, pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the u.s. high pressure system, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate on september 24, 2012, at 12:26 p.m. that the senate concurs in house amendment, senate 300, senate 710. that the senate passed senate 3311, senate 3193, senate p 341, senate 3486, senate 3625, senate 3624, senate 3315, senate 1956. that the senate agreed to senate concurrent resolution 50. signed sincerely, karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady will state her inquiry. ms. edwards: thank you mr. speaker. i rise for the purpose of parliamentary inquiry to inquire as to whether it is not the case that durin
enough information on the table. dr. makary? guest: n/a plane crashes in the u.s., there is an investigation, the black box is retrieved, and the entire aviation community learn from that mistake. not so much in health care. we have the same mistakes happen again and again. we need to learn more from our own mistakes in health care. we need good. you. we need to examine what goes wrong. what i was a d.c. -- we need good peer review. we need to examine what was wrong. when i was at a d.c. hospital, somebody fell and hurt themselves. even though there was a lot of attention about what happened, the elevator shaft remained open and a second person walked in there. it is hard to believe that we have the same mistakes happen again and again in health care. and we have these so-called "never" events that happen again and again host: sheboygan, wisconsin, barbara. good morning. caller: thank you for taking my call. dr. makary, i agree with you 100%. my question is this, health care seems to be one of the only things that is not a premarket industry in the united states b
purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the yeas are -- the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 354 and the nays are 62. the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 355 and the nays are 62, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the the gentlewoman from california, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5865 on which the the yeas and nays are ordered as amended. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5865, a bill to promote the growth and competitiveness of american manufacturing. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of t
not been a lot of communicating. he is doubt in the low-40's. what is important about the tide races is you have to think about where is the push going to come from? i maintain the districts that are tighter now. he isn't not even endorse the republican nominee. very competitive. the polling has been terrific. our expenditure is up there. the communicating just started. i think we'll see the numbers move to tighten up very quickly. >> thank you so much for being here. we're going to take a quick break and bring up duffy. >> our final panel of the morning, we have the jennifer duffy, the senator. these folks know what is going on in tell us everything that they just said is not quite true. but start with you. what did you hear from romney? where does the senate landscapes stand today? >> i do not think he was overstating much when he said that the landscape has changed. when this cycle started, we call this an exposure election for democrats. they had more retirements. is it the place for places like nebraska and north dakota. i think a couple of things have happened to make things a little
know my other panelists can add to this. in 2000, when i managed al gore 's campaign, my own sister who at that time lived in florida at produced not one, not two, but three forms of voter i.d. just to get a provisional ballots. i told everett betty -- i told everybody that regardless of what they tell you, i want to urge everybody to show up with everything you can produce -- a driver's license, birth certificate, boater registration card -- anything, and utility payments. this fall, we will see hurdles we have not seen since 1965, and this is something that should bother all of us. dr. king in 1957 gave one of the guest server -- one of the best sermons he gave, and that is give us a ballot, so we can fill the legislative halls of men and women with good will, so we can fill our judicial benches with people who will act justly. unfortunately, this fall we will have a hard time in some of these states getting the ballot to eligible citizens so they can cast their vote for the presidency and other positions. >> bring back utility bill, even if you have not paid it. [laughter] bring the
bush administration, there were attacks on u.s. embassies and consulates. it is important to remember that during the reagan administration, there was an attack in which killed americans. these folks let us into the most disastrous for a policy decision in a generation. it in power in iran. it killed more than 4000 americans. it left hundreds of thousands of iraqis dead or displaced. but these folks want us to hand over the keys of foreign policy back to them? the nerve of the individuals " put attention to the worst farm policy disaster and say that the understand the region better is laughable. >> you mentioned syria. there is a lot of pressure for the administration to get involved in syria. how do you think they are or should be responding? >> it is interesting. if you peel away governor romney's position, there is not a lot of different speech in him and president obama. both iran and obama believe in supporting the opposition. the administration -- but romney and obama believe in supporting the opposition. i think this administration has recognized that the most important thing
remember a u.s. program about five years ago we took part in that program enthusiastically. we designated some protected national areas. according to f. a. o., mexico has reduced its nest -- forestation rate. i'm sure that we have reduced it further from 2010 until 2012. we have contributed the u.n. and with pleasure to work as the economics of parties and climate change. we established agreements to operate for the first time the admission production scheme. the greatest asset two countries is their national capital. the greatest wealth are our forests. carbon admissions come from deforestation. if developing countries need the support they need, we will be contributing to reducing carbon emissions and we would be helping to raise the income of those communities. this success shows the essential -- that it is in sight -- that it is essential. we managed to overcome differences. we have managed to set aside the perverse game of blaming each other for what is happening. rich people are not to blame. we're all responsible here. we all have to have the solutions. all are responsible for the
say. >> with regards to the outreach, these efforts by the u.s. where on going wild gaddafi was in power. we were sending students, we were trying it to reach out to the libyan popular essence as the revolution this has only in creased. i was there and there is enormous outreach from western populousthe libyan across the spectrum and there was a a receptiveness to that. that would have not have prevented the attack because these radical malicious or these economists islands that were opposed to interaction with the west. we saw them attacking these western icons. they were railing against u.s. presence in the country and you're talking about using libya as a base to fly drones. there were these wellsprings of anti-americanism. the best outreach was through a fellow islamists who had made the journey toward a more pragmatic political stance and some of these people, the muslim brotherhood, they could talk in the same vocabulary and they said you are entitled to have these hard-line views on sharia but you cannot do it through force. this our reach was ongoing as well. my poin
walk away from $500 million of u.s. taxpayer money, or they could try to restructure the loan in the hope of recovering that money. and that was the decision that they made. the facts simply do not support the over-the-top allegations that there was anything wrong with this decision. now, let me be clear, mr. chairman. my job is not to defend the administration. if something improper occurred, i would want to know about it and i would want to expose it. but what the evidence showed is that the career officials and the bush and obama administration appointees who worked on their own told our investigators that political considerations played no role in the decisions on solyndra. they told us that there was no improper pressure to rush key decisions on the loan, to approve the loan, or change the terms of the loan. each and every one of these officials confirmed that there were no corners cut in the process and that decisions were made purely on the merits. as david france, a career civil servant who had served as director of the loan guarantee program since 2007, under the bush
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duty in 2009 who were ed -- entering ut in 2009, a staggering 467 point separates the main s.a.t. scores of asians and blacks admitted with the explicit preferences. the racial gaps in high school gpa costs of these freshmen narrowly narrowed the s.a.t. prep. -- s.a.t. gap. these gaps are so large that the kids who are at the low-end of them will have trouble competing. let me turn to the other case. i will summarize. >> very briefly. >> the supreme court precedents render an employer carelessly rubble under title 7 -- based on race, gender or other protected characteristics. there is a conflict among to the courts of appeals about who is the supervisors of the justices have agreed to review the circuits ruling in advance to clarify the scope of the employer liability. full stop. >> is justice cave in -- is justice kagen taking part in the case? >> it matters cosmetically. there are five votes to reverse. i would imagine that to make your justice kennedy, you might think, well, is it a little unseemly to do something this big without a full court? >> does -- just to state the
any u.s. taxes on a profit. they just pay the taxes in that country. an expert look at that and said it will create jobs. 800,000 jobs in china, india, singapore. this guy is criticizing my president for not standing up to china? for not creating jobs here? how does he think those jobs come back here? do you know what i find most fascinating? what i found most fascinating in the governor's acceptance speech -- he made a good speech -- he made a firm commitment, one of the few firm commitments i observed him make. it was firm. [laughter] remember this -- he said i make a commitment that i as president and going to go on a job store. with all this support for outsourcing, it's going to have to be a foreign trip. [applause] the first thing he does, he is going to have to go abroad. a job store? -- a jobs tour. the president and governor romney have very different ideas of where jobs are created. the president knows creating jobs here in america and bringing jobs back to america, that is the president of the united states'job. [applause] -- the president of the united states' job. we tal
of israel. you have people telling us that republicans are stronger. i forgot these efforts to thwart the u.s. recognition of statehood. that is something obama has not received enough credit for. within a year, we have both a jewish congresspersons, one republican and one democrat saying opposite things. your party would do better in the white house for israel. >> i certainly believe so. it is a very critical period. small things can mean an awful lot when the president has not been to israel, snubs the prime minister, has made outrageous claims. these have consequences. i think some of the arab states right now -- these are big blunders. >> you mean the boldest of the arab states? >> that daylight between israel and the united states. this is an administration of a great deal of rhetoric. let's look to the actions. >> that is an interesting point, congressman. there are people that say, it doesn't matter if there are nice photo ops. but does it matter what president obama is eating in jerusalem? >> it does matter. >> would you measure military support with the diplomatic aid? he may not lov
on there. they are a big trading partner for the u.s. countries in the european union go into a recession, it will reverberate on to us. it is not a good scenario. just yesterday, we got some pretty encouraging news are of europe. the european central bank said it would begin an aggressive program to buy government bonds to shore up some these programs in europe. and i was positive. the stock market shot up yesterday. you are looking at what was happening in august. it is possible that if things are starting to break a little bit better with europe, then you might have some businesses say, i feel little bit better about doing business. if it does not look like europe is falling off a cliff there, maybe i can afford a little bit. if the stock prices are rising, maybe i can afford to expand a little bit more. there been some groups having just this week. and whether that can reverberate out very quickly remains to be seen. also, europe remains dicey. there is a big court hearing in germany about the constitutionality of all of these various moves in europe to bail out governments and shore
prime minister did iran and u.s. foreign policy part of the conversation on this morning's "washington journal." host: he is teaching as a professor of diplomacy and international politics at harvard. thank you for joining us. you heard the speeches from new york and all the play and the dueling foreign policy points. what is your take away as far as each candidate had to say in new york? guest: first, it is every interesting that foreign policy and national-security issues have made a real comeback. they are part of this campaign, a big part of the discussion. i think that is a good thing because of foreign policy is so important to every single american because we live in a globalized world. president obama gave a very thoughtful, reflective speech yesterday. he covered a lot of ground ready focused on the middle east and the very tragic events that took place two weeks ago this week, the assassination of ambassador chris stevens in libya and three of his diplomatic colleagues. he also made two important points, that americans obviously want to show great religious tolerance for the
and the brulal attack of the u.s. diplomats in benghazi serve that countries in the middle east have been increasingly unstable and anti-american. mr. marino: the brutal attacks also emphasize the fact that the united states cannot continue to use taxpayer dollars to bankroll countries with no conditions. we should immediately suspend all funding for those countries that refuse to meet strict conditions and be able to take adequate measures to prevent the loss of american lives. each -- egypt one of the top five countries receiving the most usaid over the past decade and president obama said he doesn't think we would consider egypt an ally. certain countries continue to serve as a safe haven for those who wish to cause harm to americans and tear down our fundamental principles of freedom and liberty. such actions merit repercussions, not a continued free flow of american tax dollars. when our nation has a debt of more than $16 trillion and people in my district in pennsylvania are struggling to find jobs to support their families, it is past time that we reconsider funding to people that
for latino voters. we are looking at any election in the 2000's will look very different from ronald reagan's electorate because of the tremendous demographic changes. you have a situation now where you have to slash three of seniors white and 73% of the school kids in california of color. >> wii no changes are coming. the question is whether the numbers -- we know changes are coming. the question is whether the numbers will translate at the pole. >> north carolina was won by obama. i think the story at the end of not be will hee will he wi win it again. if you can move the hispanic to 3%, it means a lot at the end of the day. this is not being talked about as much as it was in 2008. the electric in north carolina is more african-americans than it was not good 2008. that becomes important. >> -- than it was announced a 2008. that becomes important. >> they are so aggressive about the voter suppression efforts. there is the relentless degree to which they are trying to have identification, not use student at it vacation. -- student identification. >> that is an excellent point. a lot of vote
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of the lafayette group, a u.s.-based consulting and investment company. his research centers on the influence of the persian gulf. political and social variables on the oil market. he focuses on the industrialization of the gulf, a particular to the growth of the metal and chemical industry. he holds and ma and phd from yale. next to him, the chair at the institute for national strategic studies at the national defense university. of the past two decades she lived and worked in the areas of iraq and syria. her current research focuses on the relationship between energy sector development, forms of government and regional relations in the post saddam hussein iraq and the other newly federalized states. she specializes in pose conflict relief and reconstruction, having worked for the office, united states office of foreign disaster assistance. and post-gulf war and post- saddam iraq. she has also studied in paris. she is an adjunct professor at the center for peace at georgetown university, and a contributing writer and a member of the international institute for strategic studies. ew.her right
not want to readjust our formula. we want to use the results from the 1960's to determine who is covered. that would have been as if the congress in 1965 it would have looked at president coolidge. >> we should give you the award of the highest level of sarcasm we have heard in this committee in a long time. [laughter] she is a leading voice in the fight to protect all america ns' rights to vote. >> thank you. today an assault on voters is sweeping across the country. state-by-state, this is one of the greatest self-inflicted threats to our democracy in our ifetimes root these llaws trend this silenced the voices, the young, disabled, and veterans. since 2011 we have seen a huge increase in the number of new voter suppression lost connected at the state level. nine states have pass voter i.d. laws. four states have made it more difficult for groups like the league of women voters to register voters. five states have eliminated or short periods of early voting. what is disappointing is that politicians too often are imposing these restrictions on voting rights in order to manipulate the e
-- of and no negotiation where one side makes an offer and the other one never aall?s back at they just did not come back twice in a row. but jessica, you do not have to just be the balance on this, because you know what the facts are. it is an indisputable fact that president obama said to the speaker here is an agreement, i believe we could do better if we had more revenue close to what the gang of six have authored and others. we can try to get a better deal. the speaker never called the president back. >> there is a lot of concern about the that the sick, even more concerned about the pace of economic recovery and job growth. ellery job growth that goes to what he is put on the table in the jobs act. what else would you pursue to get the economy moving faster than it is today. >> we look at an economic agenda for a second term when we look at it for what happens with this election. we look at it for overall strategy. one is, certainty that comes from all long-term this fall deal that will bring debt and deficit down as a perk percentage of gdp. number two, that you have the enough momentum so that ou
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are going to break ground on the regional connector. an unprecedented effort to remake the city. host,'s talk about our charlotte. what do you think of this as a convention city? >> first of all, all of us, don't you just love southern hospitality? i mean it. they are so warm, so gracious. >> different from southern california hospitality? [laughter] >> actually, we are fairly warm, too. but everyone -- like in spanish, mi casa es su casa. very warm in that respect. this is a beautiful city -- the green space and the urban improvements. >> what things have you seen? >> i've not been to -- i've been to one interview after another. i've not seen a lot of fun things. i loved the place we were in last night. i love the downtown. i love -- great mayor here. rising star appeared when you talk about the new in south, he is the face of the new south. this is a city that you could easily see yourself living in. >> you are glad the convention is here? >> absolutely. i mean, look, we want to be the party of the big tent. there is no geographic part of this city that we're not going to work hard to
assembly. he is also the former president of the u.s. conference of mayors. i can assure you that we did not plan to wear the same color tonight. it is now my pleasure to turn over the gavel to my friends in the permanent chair of the 46 the democratic national convention, mayor antonio villaraigosa. >> thank you. thank you. i love you. thank you for your leadership of this great party and your role in planning this convention. i am honored to serve as the chair of this historic 2012 dnc where we will renominate president obama and vice president joe biden. [cheers and applause] as i introduce the permit share of the 2012 convention, as i introduced the first official to ask a here, congressman steny hoyer to give remarks on behalf of the convention parliamentarians, thank you. >> thank you so much. thank you, mr. mayor. good afternoon, delegates. first i want to thank my dear friend in the wasserman shultz, the distinguished chair of our democratic national committee. what a wonderful leader of our party she is. in addition to the great job she does as our chair, she is a close friend,
that immigrated to the united states, and subtract the amount of americans that moved from the u.s. to mexico. how many do you have? 0. that is the net migration pilot like to -- migration. i would like to call xavier becerra to the stage. good to see you. first elected to congress in 1992. he is seeking his 11th term in california. he is the vice-chair of the house democratic caucus sits on the ways and means committee. thank you for joining. thises sodium-putting in your arm right now -- this is sodium ion putting in your are right now. what happens if president obama is elected assuming that congress stays the same? >> jake, you used the wrong word. it is not if, it is when, and it makes no difference if it is a democrat or a republican in office, we will get immigration reform. it is just a matter of when. i believe president obama we will get it done in the next term with or without republican help because honestly, i believe, and one of these days i will name them, there are conservative republicans who are tired of this. they want to move on. they would like to do what is right for the coun
schlesinger with "u.s. news and world report." to you get the sense that one is doing a better job of driving a coherent message for voters than the other? >> i am looking at from my perspective, but i thought the republican convention came out flat. when i say that, it talked to its people within the hall, but it did not go beyond the hall. the thing that michelle, it did so brilliantly is that instead of having the group's up and down and happy, she talked so much beyond the call in a way that connected in terms of empathy and explanation of her husband. last night, the way in which bill clinton -- as you say, best prosecutor there could be, or defense attorney, which ever way you want to look at it -- he did such a brilliant job. what i saw in tampa was not anything that was "wrong," but to contain into much within and all -- too contained and too much within the hall. >> too much to voters who should already be in their column. for constituencies that are exceeding their future on an improving path -- but when you talk about rural or downscale voters, over the past 15 years they have been
you very much for your call. about 20 minutes after 1:00 local time. 1:30 as the next line of that s -- next live event. we have just gotten one of those afternoon thunderstorms that it's so strongly in this part of the world. i don't know if you can see it over my shoulder. quite a scattering of the crowd at the carolina fast. with any luck it will be short and bring the temperature down and people can resume the festivities. tell you a little bit about some of the fact that have been published by the local newspapers about this convention. 16,000 hotel rooms booked in more than 160 hotels. they're using 250 buses to transport delegates to the convention center. there is approximately 15,000 members of the media covering the convention. the time warner are read attack seven weeks to transform that arena into the convention hall. you will see some of that later this afternoon, including installing 20 miles of cable and removing 400 seats for the stage, podium, and cameras. we have been recording a short videos with some of the delegates and we will watch one of those next. >> i am fr
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